McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

September 17, 2013

Weekend update: Crowder baseball goes 4-1

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Here’s a look back at everything that happened over the weekend.

All scores reported to OSSAARankings.com.

CANADIAN

Canadian’s softball team lost to Crowder on Friday, 14-0. The Lady Cougars were scheduled to play a three-way series with Calvin and Panola on Tuesday.

The 0-1 Cougars forfeited their Week 2 football game against Seminole due to low numbers. The team plans to start its season Friday against Depew.

CROWDER

An 8-2 win against Preston on Sept. 10 kicked off 4-1 week for the Demons, who went on to beat Pittsburg and Buffalo Valley at the Stuart Tournament over the weekend, 14-0 and 8-5 respectively. Crowder lost to Stuart in Saturday’s final, 6-1, but came back to beat Oktaha 2-1 in 11 innings on Monday to go 14-7 overall.

Crowder played Oktaha on the road Tuesday and next plays at Moss on Thursday.

Though the Demonettes lost 9-0 to Stuart on Sept. 9, they beat Braggs 11-1 on Thursday to snap a seven-game losing streak, then beat Canadian 14-5 on Friday. The team lost 14-5 to Quinton on Monday and played Eufaula on the road Tuesday.

HAILEYVILLE

No score had been reported as of Tuesday morning for the Lady Warriors’ softball game at Calvin on Friday. Haileyville hosts Whitesboro on Friday.

The 0-2 Warriors host a football team from Hartford, Ark., on Friday.

HARTSHORNE

Hartshorne’s softball team went 1-2 at the Kiowa Tournament over the weekend, losing to Buffalo Valley 2-3 on Friday. The Lady Miners beat Kiowa 2-1 on Saturday but lost to Talihina in the fifth-place game, 4-1 that same day.

The Lady Miners played Tushka on the road Tuesday and next play at Eufaula on Thursday. Fresh off beating their second 3A football school in a row, the Miners will try to make it a sweep when they head to Stigler on Friday.

INDIANOLA

The Warriors had been scheduled to participate in the Stuart Tournament over the weekend but dropped out. Indianola had also been scheduled to play at Pittsburg on Monday, but that score had not been reported.

Indianola’s baseball schedule next featured a Tuesday home game against Stringtown and a Thursday trip to Okay.

The Warriorettes played in the Kiowa Tournament over the weekend, falling to Pittsburg on Thursday, 5-4, and to Kiowa on Friday, 10-0. The team had been scheduled to play Savanna on Monday, Panola on Tuesday and Stringtown this Thursday.

KIOWA

The Cowboys lost 9-8 to Buffalo Valley at the Stuart Tournament on Saturday, and next played LeFlore and Okay in a three-way on Tuesday.

The Cowgirls went 3-2 at their own softball tournament over the weekend, losing to Caney on Thursday, 8-1, but coming back to beat Milburn, 10-0 that same day. Kiowa beat Indianola and Clayton on Friday, 10-0 each, then lost to Hartshorne on Saturday, 2-1.

Kiowa lost at Tushka on Monday, 12-0, and played Coalgate on Tuesday.

MCALESTER

The Lady Buffs’ 8-4 loss to Durant on Sept. 10 began a seven-game losing streak that included two 10-0 losses to district opponent Carl Albert on Monday. McAlester went 0-4 at the Durant Tournament, with all four losses coming against schools in lower classes.

McAlester’s volleyball team lost 3-0 to Tahlequah on Sept. 10, beat Tulsa Hale 3-0 on Thursday and then lost 3-0 to Muskogee on Monday.

The 1-1 McAlester football team will spend this week preparing for Friday’s home game against Claremore, the first 5A team they’ll play this season.

PITTSBURG

Pittsburg lost 9-0 to Clayton on Sept. 10. No score since then has been reported, but the Panthers next play at Bennington on Thursday.

The Lady Panthers got their first win of the season Thursday, beating Indianola 5-4. They next play at Stuart on Thursday.

QUINTON

The Lady Savages lost 14-6 to Panama on Sept. 9, got a week off and then came back to beat Crowder on Monday, 14-5. They next play Wister this Tuesday.

The 1-0 Savages host Pocola on Friday.

SAVANNA

The Lady Bulldogs lost at Henryetta on Sept 10, 6-2, and no score had been reported for Monday’s games against Stuart and Indianola. Savanna heads to Oklahoma City on Friday for the OK Shootout at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

The 1-1 Bulldogs host Wilburton on Friday.

STUART

After an inconsistent August, Stuart’s baseball team has found a groove this month, going 8-1 and winning its last eight games. That culminated in a 3-0 performance at its own tournament, beating Crowder in Saturday’s championship, 6-1.

The ninth-ranked Hornets played Roff on the road Tuesday and next host Kiowa on Thursday.

The Lady Hornets played just two games last week, beating Crowder 12-2 on Sept. 9 and Antlers 10-4 on Thursday. Stuart played Savanna on Monday and Bowlegs on Tuesday and next plays Pittsburg on Thursday.

WILBURTON

After beating Eufaula 5-2 on Sept. 9, the Lady Diggers went 1-2 at the Kiowa Tournament over the weekend. Wilburton beat Clayton on Thursday, 14-0, but lost 5-3 to Caney in Friday’s semifinal and 6-3 to Talihina in Saturday’s third-place game.

Wilburton played a three-way series with Stigler and Morris on Tuesday and will play in the Sequoyah Fall Classic this weekend.

The 0-2 Diggers head to Savanna on Friday.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.